Published on October 29th, 2013 | by Craig Homeyard0
Battlefield 4 Metareview
The Battlefield 4 reviews have now started to roll in from the major reviewers and critics. Will Battlefield 4 live up to its hype and pass the success of its predecessor? Lets take an overview of the scores given out to the game already, it’s worth bearing in mind that the versions of the game reviewed so far are only for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Machinima 95 / 100: From the levelouted maps to commander mode to the new squad mechanics, Battlefield 4 is a top-to-bottom improved multiplayer experience over Battlefield 3. And Battlefield 3 was damn good, so that’s saying a lot.
AusGamers 94 / 100: Battlefield 4 is visually amazing, with plenty of pretty that is often simultaneously aesthetic and practical, while the DICE sound wizards continue to forge a second-to-none soundscape that complements the eye candy. If you’re a Battlefield fan, this purchase is a given, but even the smaller, faster-paced modes give Call of Duty a run for its money on its FPS formula.
Meristation 90 / 100: Battlefield 4 is a perfect next-gen example. 64 players involved in Levolution, a new gameplay where destruction and catastrophes are protagonists. EA DICE optimally uses the new consoles and powerful PC. Shown by Frostbite 3 and an amphibious war that you’ve never lived.
Game Informer 88 / 100: Battlefield 4 doesn’t advance the series in any significant way, but the subtle improvements provide enough incentive for multiplayer fans to invest heavily in the land, air, and sea battles.
IGN 85 / 100: Battlefield 4 is an excellent multiplayer game that makes the most of its ambitions, proving once again that destruction is a valuable strategic addition to competitive combat, which reaches its full potential with two killer Commanders are bringing out the best in their squads. On the other hand, its single-player campaign is a disappointing.
SpazioGamer 85 / 100: Battlefield 4 is all about multiplayer. Forget the campaign with it’s poor AI and it’s lack of personality and instead enjoy one of the best online games out there.
US Gamer 70 / 100:Battlefield 4′s below average campaign is once again disappoints, but the excellent Conquest mode and large-scale combat is enough to carry the series for another year. Pretty much status quo for EA’s top multiplayer shooter.
With all of these reviews, Battlefield 4 currently has an average rating of 85 / 100 on the review aggregate site Metacritic. The negative points of the game again point towards the campaign mode, which has always been a historically poor area of the Battlefield franchise. Even though this has occurred this has still shocked us, as EA and DICE had apparently hired new writers in order to give the story more of a “punch”, something that clearly hasn’t payed off.
But no one buys Battlefield for its story… do they? The main part of any Battlefield game is it’s multiplayer component, and this is where the game has excelled. Reviewers have praised its “levoluion” mechanic, which sees various parts of the map change altogether depending on in game circumstances. Battlefield 4′s commander mode was also highly praised, this allows the player to call in air strikes and direct actual players on the ground to objectives, this is utilized by using a tablet and companion apps, such as Microsoft’s Smart Glass.
At this moment in time Battlefield 4 is sadly sitting on a overall score of 85, whereas Battlefield 3 finished up on 89. This in no way shape or form means it’s a bad game, maybe people were expecting just a tiny bit more from the game. Let us know your thoughts on the scores in the comments section below.